It took 15 years, but the NASDAQ index finally recovered to its March, 2000 high by closing over 5,000. Many wondered if it ever would, and others wondered why it took so long. Some of the huge winners were obscure non-tech companies. Apple wasn't doing well at the time, and other companies, such as Facebook didn't even exist in 2000. Some of the obvious names like Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft have recovered, but not by much. For a really fascinating and fun look at this milestone, we recommend David Callaway’s March 2 USA Today article entitled “This Time Nasdaq 5000 is Different,” in which he highlights how things have changed. It really is a very different Nasdaq than 15 years ago.